hits DVD shelves today, and Moviefone was lucky enough to chat with the film's director, Steve Antin, about his eye-popping movie musical, which stars newbie actress Christina Aguilera as an aspiring singer who climbs the ranks at a local L.A. burlesque club run by none other than Cher.

We also talked about everything that's happened since the movie hit theaters in November, from the Oscar snub of the Golden Globe–winning song 'You Haven't Seen the Last of Me' (boo!) to Cher's (undeserved!) Razzie nomination.

After the jump, read his thoughts on what inspired him to write 'Burlesque,' the future of movie-musicals in Hollywood and why America is being a little too hard on Aguilera right now.

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Ali (Christina Aguilera), a small-town gal with a great voice, leaves a troubled life behind and follows... Read More

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